Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » E » Extensional ... Extracellular

EXTORTION

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does extortion mean? 

EXTORTION (noun)
  The noun EXTORTION has 3 senses:

1. an exorbitant charge
2. unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
3. the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

  Familiarity information: EXTORTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTORTION (noun)


Sense 1extortion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An exorbitant charge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("extortion" is a kind of...):

overcharge (a price that is too high)


Sense 2extortion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

Hypernyms ("extortion" is a kind of...):

exaction (act of demanding or levying by force or authority)


Sense 3extortion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("extortion" is a kind of...):

felony (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extortion"):

blackmail (extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information)

protection; tribute (payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence)

shakedown (extortion of money (as by blackmail))


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"There's no arguing with the barrel of a gun." (English proverb)

"Slowly-slowly, even a file can turn a beam into a needle." (Albanian proverb)

"Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on." (Arabic proverb)

"He who digs a pit for another falls into it himself." (Czech proverb)

 EXTORTION: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0392 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: